This blog...

...was initially for pieces done on a computer, but has since become a free-for-all. Here you'll find process work (digital and otherwise), sketch pages and studies, sometimes with commentary.

You can see the rest of my work here.

Remember kids : if you can't make pretty designs, at least make pretty lines!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dewlap Neck

pixelate > pointillize, gaussian blur, motion blur

In this Frazetta crop, I tried to come up with a way of synthesizing that grain texture he did.  Kinda didn't get it -- at all -- but using this effect on a layer set to "Exlusion" yieled this.

Meeting Bots

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Frazetta Darks

New Lines

Lena astutely pointed out that I was creating "new lines" or unwanted edges into my stuff, and showed how gradients could fix this.  I have to make sure that sharpness I add into my paintings serves a purpose (changing plane, etc.) and isn't just there for its own sake.  

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Pencil Test

Painting under lines hasn't been working out for me -- was always getting away from the spirit of the drawing -- so I decided what I needed was something halfway between lines and shadow data.  By working under/over/within this "pattern mask" (i.e. the darkest darks) and keeping the original drawing nearby for comparison, I came up with this.

Bromcrop 2


Tuesday Painting Practice

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday Painting Practice

This is more for me than it is for you.  I need to SEE progress to MAKE progress :)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday Painting Practice

Bear with me...all my design abilities go out the window when I paint directly. Need liiiiiiiinnnes under there!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

See Into The Periphery

Weekend leisure drawing!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Lads

Substrata -- Week 18 Recap

It's a wrap!  Thanks for playing, everyone!  Onto final layout!

Top (left to right) : Akarsh (after Marco Caradonna), Tham Hoi Mun, Tyson Murphy
Middle (left to right) : Kelvin Tan, Raymond Griego, Israel Alvarez Carrion
Bottom (left to right) : Kirk Quilaquil, Ivo Nies, Timur Shevtsov

Project info here.